The Lucan trilogy: 2 — Julius Caesar as Stoic fool and the Stoic theory of justice

[image: Caesar, posthumous portrait of the 1st century CE, Altes Museum, Berlin (Wikipedia); this is essay #319 in the “Philosophy as a Way of Life” series]

I write this on my way back from a lovely visit at Marshall University, in West Virginia. I have been there for a couple of days, talking about Stoicism to veterans from multiple American wars (Vietnam, Iraq-1, Iraq-2, and Afghanistan), to explore together what not just Stoicism, but the classics more broadly, have to say about war. The goal is to…